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World War II: Medals

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to enable the Women’s Land Army Award to be given posthumously. (199901)

The Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps Veterans Badge will be awarded to those members who were alive on the date the announcement was made (6 December 2007). They may also be awarded to the spouses and descendants of those who died on or after that date.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reasons are for the length of time taken to provide Land Army badges to people who have applied for them through hon. Members. (198558)

There has been a high volume of interest in the Women’s Land Army badge and all applications will be processed as quickly as possible.